Metacognition: From Research to Classroom

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Science Of LEarning Research (SOLER) initiative welcome you to the inaugural Science of Learning Symposium on Thursday, October 11, 2018. This year’s Symposium brings together Columbia faculty, staff, graduate students, and experts in the science of learning to share the research on metacognition in learning, and to translate it into strategies that maximize student learning.



NOTE: The Morning Research Presentations are opened to everyone. However, the Afternoon Workshops are opened only for faculty, staff, and graduate students with instructional responsibilities at Columbia University (must have a valid UNI).

Program Details

Research Presentations

The day’s agenda kicks off in the Low Library Rotunda at 9:30 AM with presentations by leading researchers and experts in the fields of cognitive psychology and metacognition.

  • “Metacognition and Curiosity” by Janet Metcalfe (Columbia University)
  • “Why Don’t the Trials and Errors of Everyday Living and Learning Teach Us How to Learn?” by Robert A. Bjork (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • “Academic Performance under Stress” by Sian Beilock (Barnard College)

Discussion will follow, led by Elizabeth Bjork, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London.

Visit here for a detailed agenda, presenter bios, and registration information.